John Young

Member since:



Served on a member of the DCS Committee from 2008 responsible for sponsorship under Murphy Murphy, Terry Hislop before becoming Vice Chairman to Marek Szymanek until the start of 2015.

A few words about myself:

Dubai Creek Striders was the anchor in my life during 14 years of living in Dubai.  We made the most memorable and lifelong friends through the club.  What a wonderful bunch of people from all cultures and ages; full of passion, warmth and the most terrific running friends1  My wife and I count ourselves privileged to have been part of DCS and we will never forget the experiences and fun we had over the many years of running the DCS Half, and proudly wearing club colors in races all over the world.  Once a Strider, always a Strider!

There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”

Kristin Armstrong
Kristin ArmstrongBicycler

Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."

Yuki Kawauchi
Yuki KawauchiJapanese runner

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”

Dean Karnazes
Dean KarnazesAmerican Ultramarathon runner and Author of Ultramarathon Man

Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”

Kara Goucher
Kara GoucherAmerican Runner

The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud KipchogeKenyan long-distance runner